Brgy. Ginebra made a shocking move on the eve of the team’s quarterfinals clash with the Meralco Bolts.
The Gin Kings dropped seldom-used Kent Salado to the injured/reserve list to make room for Jeremiah Gray who has been activated in time for the playoffs of the PBA Season 47 Philippine Cup.
The 6-foot-5 Gray was taken 2nd overall by Terrafirma Dyip in this season’s rookie draft but was dealt to the SMC-owned franchise just 2 days after in exchange for Brian Enriquez and Javi Gomez de Liano.
The high-flying Fil-Am, who sustained an ACL tear during his stint with the TNT Tropang Giga in the PBA 3×3 tournament last November, is just 8 months into his rehab.
“As far as my return, my doctors don’t want me to come back in probably 10 to 12 months. That’s around October to January because they just want to play it safe,” said Gray during an interview.
“And if my team could wait for me and could agree with that, then it could be good for everyone, and hopefully, we could get started,” he added.
When pressed to comment on the team’s latest move, head coach Tim Cone bared that there’s no definite plans yet for the rookie.
“No firm plans,” said Cone during an interview with SPIN.ph. “Just a ‘just in case’ decision.”